While celebrating the newest galleries in the SF art scene is great, we can't forget to give a nod to the ones who've been successfully cultivating artists for years. Marx & Zavattero, a Union Square institution since 2001, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-part show titled "Sea Change."
The show will pay special homage to the six artists that have been with Marx & Zavattero since the beginning: Davis & Davis, Stephen Giannetti, Matt Gil, Liséa Lyons, William Swanson, and Forrest Williams. Not a typical retrospective, "Sea Change" will instead represent the gallery's broader aesthetic, with an eye towards its curatorial future, highlighting artists both old and new. While all of these artists represent a variety of mediums, it's their commitment to process and their irreverence for trends that ties them all together.
Headquartered in New York City, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue has celebrated and funded local visual artists for ten years. The first Artadia Awards were presented in San Francisco 10 years ago, and the organization has since come to include additional cities like Boston and Houston. This year, three jurors—Glen Helfand (curator and critic); Doryun Chong (MOMA NY); and Lauren Ross (Friends of the High Line)—selected fifteen finalists from a pool of 680 applications from Bay Area artists.